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Building Confidence Abroad

January 23, 2023

First-year student Bella Hancock began her Carolina career away from Chapel Hill at Maynooth University near Dublin, Ireland. She was among the more than 80 first-year students who made up Carolina Global Launch’s second cohort this past fall. The college … Read more

#GDTBATH: Lucas Risinger

May 1, 2022

Lucas Risinger first became intrigued by Russia’s history and culture in high school when his history class was learning about the Cold War. When he arrived at Carolina a few years later to study economics and math, he continued to … Read more

Another Step Forward

December 13, 2021

Ruben Rakonczai immigrated to the U.S. from his hometown of Göd, Hungary, with his parents, a suitcase and one purpose: to create a better future for his family. As the only English speaker in his family at the time, his … Read more

Examining Food Environments in the Galápagos

March 1, 2021

Carolina graduate student Khristopher Nicholas studies food environments and how they shape people’s diets and health. His work led him to the Galápagos to study one of the most complex food environments in the world. How do dollar stores replacing … Read more

Opening the Door to Global Research

February 22, 2021

Part of Carolina Away’s Opportunity Curriculum, “Contemporary World Problems” introduces ways to conduct research on politics, economies, cultures and societies around the world by connecting students with current professors and researchers examining these topics at Carolina. As a first-generation college … Read more

#GDTBATH: Alyssa Grube, Research in the Galapagos

October 19, 2020

A graduate student at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Alyssa Grube honed her research skills by spending her summers at the Galapagos Science Center where she studied antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the environment. When Alyssa Grube first began … Read more

Student Groups Build Community with New Cookbook

October 8, 2020

Whether it’s the pan de jamon she makes with her dad at Christmas or her mom’s arroz con leche, Venezuelan dishes are more than just a meal for Sofia Martinez Querecuto. They’re a deep connection to generations of her family … Read more

Class of 2020: Chasing Challenges at Carolina

May 4, 2020

A diploma from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is more than just a piece of paper. It means something different for everybody. It can represent a first-generation student turning a new page for his or her family. … Read more

Protecting the Galápagos Islands

April 20, 2020

Home to more unique species than anywhere else on Earth, the Galápagos Islands have been an ecological haven for studying animals, marine sciences and biology since Charles Darwin first set foot there in 1835. For generations, the islands’ ecosystems lived … Read more

Tar Heel, Blue Devil Team Up to Support Startups in Kenya

February 3, 2020

Over the past decade, it’s become more commonplace for Carolina and Duke University students to launch a start-up in the Triangle. Resources and mentors from both universities and the surrounding communities help make the task easier. That supportive environment doesn’t … Read more